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Gardening News: The Robotic Sprinkler

It’s a new day and a new week, so I thought I’d tell you about a new product: the Droplet sprinkler. It may not seem very organic, but it does conserve water, so I think it’s worth a look. Gardening News: The Sprinkler That Saves Water Your normal garden sprinklers are like a band of [...]

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Gardening Tools: Apps

You see them everywhere: apps. They seem to do anything and everything, and, frankly, it’s just too much to take in. But before you throw your hands up in despair, stop and consider them for a minute in their role as gardening tools. One of the reasons some of us love gardening is that it’s [...]

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Gardening Tools: Your Time

What’s the first thing you’re going to want to do once spring hits your garden? Plant things, right? If that’s true for you, you need to make good use now of one of your most important gardening tools: your time. Gardening Tools: Hoe, Rake, Time . . . Break out your earmuffs and heavy coats [...]

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Gardening Tools: The Basics

You may have noticed that I’ve posted a few times on the importance of caring for your gardening tools. If you care for your tools, they’ll last a lot longer and save you money. (You probably made a New Year’s resolution about money so this will all fit together.) Another thing that can save you [...]

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10 Must-Have Gardening Tools

The weather here has been rainy today. Too rainy to work outside. When you can’t work outside, what do you do with your “spare” gardening time? For me at this time of year, I really like to work on my garden plan for the spring. I like to decide where I’m going to put what [...]

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Gardening Tools: And the Pruner Results Are In

My mother once threatened me if I said “you get what you pay for” one more time. Even as a kid, I felt strongly about the importance of quality. And, I’m proud to say, I have not (in this respect anyway) changed. When you buy things of quality, they do a good job, they last, [...]

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Walipini What?

Would you like to garden — really garden — year round? Have you ever heard of a walipini? I hadn’t until very recently, but they are pretty intriguing . . . especially if you live in a colder climate. A walipini can fill your greenhouse needs and then some. It can enable you to garden [...]

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Gardening Tools: What Are You Looking for in a Hose?

My last post on toxic soil got me to thinking (again) about toxins in gardening tools and, specifically, in garden hoses. That and the fact that I’ve been eying a hose that’s being advertized on television (I know. I know.) You may have seen this product. It’s biggest feature is that when it’s not in [...]

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Clean Your Gardening Tools . . . or Don’t Blame Me

It’s still a little early to get started with “real” gardening, but there are lots of things you can do to get ready.And one of the most important is sanitizing your gardening tools. Back in December, I had a post on caring for your gardening tools, but it was primarily concerned with simple cleaning, sharpening, [...]

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Gardening Tools: How To Build a $30 Grow Light

It’s the middle of winter. You’ve probably been poring through a good-sized pile of gardening books (like those in yesterday’s post that were available for free). And right beside them is the stack of seed catalogs. You may even have ordered your seeds already. So, now, how would you like a grow light, a gardening [...]

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